Tony Khan, AEW’s president, is still riding high after the promotion’s successful All Out event, calling the debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson “perfect” ahead of the post-All Out edition of AEW Dynamite.
Khan appeared on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio to discuss the recent pay-per-view and the successful debuts of both men.
Calling the signings a dream come true, Khan said:
“This show was almost two years in the making. There are things that happened on this show that had been talked about for so long. I always dreamed of the day that Adam Cole would come to AEW. I always believed that someday it would be possible. I didn’t know it would be so soon.
“That’s a dream come true. He’s always been a talent we’ve had a close eye on and frankly, he’s been somebody I’ve been very fortunate to be able to get a closer look at because our AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker obviously lives with him. He’s somebody I’ve known and kept an eye on.”
“Bryan Danielson being available and a free agent, his contract expiring and him wanting to come to AEW is not something anybody had planned for or expected a long time ago. That came together relatively quickly.
“That was huge, huge, huge news for AEW. Those are great surprises that really put this over the top. The way the end was layered, it was just perfect. Everybody I talked to said it was perfect. When we executed it, we did it perfectly.”
Recalling his AEW debut, Adam Cole has stated that All Out was his favorite night of his career. It has been reported that the talent involved in the final segment of the pay-per-view only discussed the angle after the show was already on the air.
Transcription courtesy of Fightful.